UK: Garden centre owner hopes royal visit will encourage others back

The owner of a north Norfolk garden centre is hoping their royal visit will give people the confidence to return to the store.

Martin Turner and his wife Jennie had the most unexpected visitor on June 15, when the secretary for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, visited the Fakenham garden centre and asked if they would like to host her first piece of royal business since the lockdown.

The pair jumped at the chance to host the royal, but were told to keep it to themselves until June 19, when they could tell staff that morning about who was visiting.

Mr Turner said the visit was to encourage people to get back to the shops and let them know that the country was back in business.

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